The Promise

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  134 min.
In theatres: April 21, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.88
based on 556 votes and 140 reviews
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Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tom Hollander, James Cromwell


Michael (Oscar Isaac) is a humble Armenian medical student who leaves his village of Siroun to study medicine in Constantinople. He then meets the beautiful Armenian artist Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), and the two bond over their shared heritage. However, Ana is already in a relationship with American journalist Chris (Christian Bale).

A romantic rivalry explodes between the two men amid the chaos of war as Constantinople crumbles under the falling Ottoman Empire and Armenians are targeted. Both men are struggling to stay alive while also fighting for their respective relationships with Ana.

Director: Terry George
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): William Horberg, Mike Medavoy, Eric Esrailian
Screenplay: Terry George, Robin Swicord

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  • 5 stars "The best movie I have seen this year. It is historical, heart wrenching, and devastating, to go through such an outrageous, inhumane, and barbaric treatment of the Armenians, by the Ottoman Empire. My thanks go to Krikor Krikorian, for fully funding this movie. It is about time to tell this real tragic story, the TRUTH, to the whole world. This should never happen to any nation ever. Must see. I encourage everybody to go and see this movie."
  • 5 stars "Best film on the Armenian genocide to date! A must-see!"
  • 5 stars "The promise was a great introduction to history without excessive violence. Christian Bale performed well as the journalist and the love story that transcends the movie brought the complex plot together. Worth watching"